Cook Well. Eat Well. Live Well.

The Samford Wellness Kitchen offers classes to the Birmingham community. Run by Samford’s Department of Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Public Health, participants will learn from registered dietitians and chefs, garnering skills and knowledge that will help them prepare healthy and delicious meals.

All classes take place in the College of Health Science’s Food Production Labs, which were formerly the Southern Living Test Kitchens. A participant notebook with all recipes and nutrition information is provided for reference.

If you do not see a class that you were expecting to be available check back soon as classes are added as they become available. You can also reach us by email.

Camp: Teen Cooking Camp
June 22-26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $400
Samford University’s Department of Nutrition and Dietetics along with registered dietitian-nutritionists, Sonthe Burge and Jessica Ivey, are excited to offer a week of cooking classes designed specifically for teens (ages 11-16). Participants will learn how to build delicious and nutritious plates for meals and snacks with the goal of developing a positive relationship with food and cooking. Space is available for 12 students.

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Class: Cook Well, Eat Well, Live Well
Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m., March 19-April 9
Cost: $275
In this 4-week class, participants will prepare a variety of recipes and discover that healthy cooking is easier than they think. Participants will learn basic culinary techniques such as knife skills, hear the truth about key nutrients and explore how different ethnic cuisines can help prevent disease and lead to good health. All classes will be taught by registered dietitians and chefs and will include student participation and recipe sampling. Instructional materials, ingredients and recipes will be included. Space is available for 16 participants.

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Sonthe Burge
Part-time Instructor
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Katie Ghossein
Samford Wellness Kitchen
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Jessica Ivey
Samford Wellness Kitchen
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Andrea Kirkland
Samford Wellness Kitchen
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Patricia H. Terry, Ph.D., RD, LD, FAND
Professor and Food Labs Director
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Office: 1607 CHS Building 1
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Laura Zapalowski
Samford Wellness Kitchen